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ERIC Number: EJ1101457
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1940-1639
The Assessment of Service through the Lens of Social Change Leadership: A Phenomenological Approach
Buschlen, Eric Lee; Reusch, Jonathan
Journal of College and Character, v17 n2 p82-100 2016
Service to others plays a key role in the development of one's worldview. To study this key role, authors examined a sample of 38 student narratives in three phases: before, during, and 45 days after they served at an alternative break site around the United States. Students kept a prompt-based journal inspired by the tenets of the social change model of leadership. Key themes identified in this project outline participants' democratic approach to team conflict, the development of an activist persona, and an enhanced focus on personal privilege. This qualitative project promotes adding the student voice to the quantitative measures that are more commonly reported through annual programmatic assessment reports. This approach should better outline the depth of student learning in similar co-curricular programs with a complimentary goal of programmatic enhancement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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